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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 7 more deaths, 306 new cases

  • Published at 04:58 pm October 27th, 2021
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File photo of crowds in Dhaka’s Rajarbagh Police Line area to receive the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday, August 5, 2021 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

A total of 19,951 samples tested for a positivity rate of 1.53%

Bangladesh tallied another seven deaths from coronavirus and 306 new infections on Wednesday.

Besides, 288 more patients recovered from the disease in the 24 hours between 8am on Tuesday and 8am on Wednesday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest additions took the country’s death toll to 27,841, the total caseload to 1,568,563 and the total number of recoveries to 1,532,468.

A total of 19,951 samples were tested during the 24-hour period, yielding an infection rate of 1.53%. The overall infection rate in the country stands at 15.26%.

The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh was 7.14 on Wednesday.

Three deaths were reported in Dhaka, two in Khulna, and one each in Chittagong and Rajshahi.

All seven of them died at different hospitals across the country.

Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 207 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Rajshahi with 35.

Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 97.7% and the mortality rate at 1.77%.

Also read - Are we too complacent about declining Covid infection rate?

Around 40.95 million people in the country have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Of them, some 21.1 million have taken both doses, as DGHS data aggregated till Tuesday show.

Bangladesh has been witnessing infection rates below or around 2% for the past few weeks. The country last recorded an infection rate of over 3% on October 4 when the figure stood at 3.19%.

However, according to experts, the flatline should not be a reason for complacency, as many countries are seeing a surge in infections yet again.

Furthermore, researchers have identified a new variant, known as the new Delta Plus or AY 4.2 variant of coronavirus, in neighbouring India. The new Delta Plus variant is already causing a rise in infections in the UK and Israel.

Bangladesh reported its first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a strain of coronavirus later named Sars-CoV-2, on March 8 last year. The first death was reported 10 days later.

The fast-spreading coronavirus has so far claimed over 4.98 million lives and infected more than 245.4 million people throughout the world, according to Worldometer.

More than 222.45 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 223 countries and territories across the planet.

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